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Case TitleELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00670
Date Filed2017-04-15
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Privacy Information Center submitted a FOIA request to the IRS for Donald Trump's tax returns, arguing that the agency had authority under 6103(k)(3) to disclose such information where necessary to clear up misstatements of fact. The agency told EPIC it would not exercise its authority under (k)(3) to disclose Trump's tax returns. EPIC appealed and the agency upheld its original decision. EPIC then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Public Interest Fee Waiver

DefendantINTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
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2017-04-151COMPLAINT against INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4915840) filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 3 Summons Internal Revenue Service)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 04/15/2017)
2017-04-152REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE U.S. Attorney General filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER.(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 04/15/2017)
2017-04-153Corporate Disclosure Statement by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 04/15/2017)
2017-04-154NOTICE of Appearance by Marc Rotenberg on behalf of ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Rotenberg, Marc) (Entered: 04/15/2017)
2017-04-17Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (sb) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-175SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-246NOTICE of Appearance by Kieran O'Neill Carter on behalf of INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (Carter, Kieran) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-277RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/17/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/17/2017. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-04-278RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/21/2017. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-04-279RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE served on 4/20/2017 (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-04-28NOTICE OF ERROR re 7 Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney; emailed to butler@epic.org, cc'd 5 associated attorneys -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Incorrect document/case, 2. Please refile document, 3. Incorrect return of service attached; Refile affidavit of mailing as to U.S. Attorney as an attachment to an Errata. (znmw, ) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
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